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Bob ‘Wrenman’ Hunter Oak 9” Bowl

Stock ref: DS1280

Circa 1980s

A wonderful  turned and carved Bob Hunter 'Wrenman' of Thirlby near Thirsk 9" diameter bowl with a large and  exquisitely observed and carved wren perched on a mushroom placed centrally in the bowl. Locally sourced it has a lovely depth of colour and is without staining, although it displays some characterful natural wood shrinkage and splitting to one side, believed to have been caused by being displayed near to a heat source such as a radiator.

Bob started his apprenticeship at Thompson's in 1948 and, following the recent death of Wilf Hutchinson, he is the last surviving craftsman to have been working at Thompson's during Robert Thompson's own lifetime. Having established Wren Cabinetmakers in the early 80's Bob still works every day in his family business, ably assisted by his son's David and Gary, and until recently by his daughter Jackie who has now left to develop her own interior design and home furnishings business. He and his son's have undertaken repair work for me and are a frequent source of interesting information on all manner of things relating to Mouseman and the other Yorkshire Critters.  I can personally recommend a  visit to his workshop and showroom in Thirlby to all visitors to the area.

Size: 23(dia) x 11(h) incl wren carving.

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